In Chuan Province, outside the outskirts of Lu City, a young man in rags was walking slowly with a worn-out one-shoulder bag on his back.
His steps were steady and his rhythm was orderly. Although he had a dirty face and looked a little embarrassed, it was difficult to hide the soaring divine light in his eyes.
The young man was tall and slender, like a spear that was about to pierce through the sky. He moved forward in an overbearing manner.
Looking at the vaguely visible high-rise buildings in the distance, he murmured with his dim eyes.
"The words that I, Ye Chen, once said, and the vow I've made, have finally been fulfilled!"
"Ye Shan, Ye Yunlong, you don't think about it, do you? I'm not dead, but I'm still alive!"
He clenched his fists and remembered the days before he was ten years old, which should be his happiest time. He also thought since childhood that he would strive for that family and that family to become stronger and step into the peak.
He believed that one day in the future, he would bring glory to that family, and let the powerful family go up to the next level and become the real first family in China.
But everything he had been looking forward to was ruthlessly torn apart eight years ago at that night when thunder and lightning came into contact with each other.
The Ye Family in Jingcheng City was a big family with a long history of hundreds of years. It was one of the top rich and powerful families in Jingcheng City. There were many talents in the Ye Family and they were extremely powerful. It seemed that the Ye Family was much more powerful than the other rich and powerful families.
The rest of the aristocratic families relied almost on business, politics, military, and so on. But the Ye family was different. They were not only rich in talents in various fields, but also in the Ye family itself. It was a very special existence—the Martial Arts family.
The Ye Family had practiced martial arts for generations, and it was not an ordinary outer-body punching skill. It was a real internal martial arts, and it mainly focused on internal strength.
In each generation of the Ye Family, there were at least three or four people who were born with the Martial Vein and had the talent to cultivate martial arts. In addition, there were talents from all walks of life in the Shang political army, so the Ye Family had been powerful for generations and had great prestige.
Ye Chen was the most outstanding direct descendant of the third generation of the Ye family, and he was loved by Ye Shan, the Old Master of the Ye family. The Ye family also thought that he would be the future Master of the Ye family and had high expectations.
Ye Chen had been extremely talented since he was a child. He had defeated all his peers regardless of who he was and possessed the martial way. When he was four years old, he was personally taught by his father Ye Yunlong and became an internal cultivator.
His talent in martial arts was considered first-class in the history of the Ye Family. Although his brother Ye Xing was excellent, he was still a distance away from him.
Almost everyone in the Ye Family thought that there would be a new star rising in the Ye Family. In the future, it would make a great show in China and lead the Ye Family to go further and higher levels.
However, on Ye Chen's ten-year-old birthday, he happily ran to his grandfather Ye Shan and asked for a gift. Ye Shan, who had always doted on him, showed an unprecedented cold expression.
Ye Chen was even more stunned by Ye Shan's next words. He was completely at a loss.
"Ye Chen, the third generation of the Ye Family, is the root of the Ye Family's misfortune. He is the root of the Ye Family's turmoil. He will be punished according to family rules!"
"I declare as the Family Head of the 15th generation of the Ye Family that I will expel Ye Chen from the Ye Family, destroy his Martial Meridian, and deprive him of all resources. No one in the Ye Family shall be related to him. If anyone is discovered, he must be expelled from the Ye Family immediately!"
"Ye Xing alone is enough for the third generation of the Ye Family!"
Ye Shan looked at Ye Chen with a cold face as if he was looking at a virus and a scourge.
Ye Chen was confused. He did not know what kind of mistake he had committed. Since when had he caused chaos in the Ye family?
But everything happened so fast that he had no chance to defend himself. His father, Ye Yunlong, who had been taking good care of him and carefully teaching him, cruelly attacked him and smashed his Martial Meridian.
After that, regardless of the grief in Ye Chen's mother's eyes, Ye Yunlong brought the useless Ye Chen to a wild woods in the suburbs of the capital. He let his mother fend for himself and did not ask any further questions.
In this modern world, there were very few people who practiced Ancient Martial Arts. Only those who had a natural Martial Meridian were qualified to practice Ancient Martial Arts. If they practiced Internal Strength, there was only one in a million martial artists.
Once a martial artist lost the Martial Meridian, he would lose all his cultivation as if his Dantian had been destroyed. He would never be able to practice martial arts for his whole life. This was definitely a devastating blow to a martial artist.
Ye Chen, on the other hand, had been deprived of his martial way at the age of 10, and his martial way had been completely destroyed. He had even been abandoned in the wilderness, so he had completely destroyed Ye Chen, leaving no way for him to live.
He was puzzled and angry. Why did his grandfather love him so much that he regarded him as a sinner of his family? Why would his father, who had always taken good care of him, kill him and exiled him?
Until now, he still remembered that Ye Yunlong had left him in the deep mountains and forests. He had not forgotten the cold and resolute expression on his face, and he had not even forgotten a little of the details of his life.
If someone else were to suffer such a cruel blow, he might have given up his life and passed away.
However, at that night eight years ago, one person endured the piercing pain and leaned against a big tree, making a vow that he would never bow his head to Ye Yunlong, who had turned around and left.
"Ye Yunlong, what I've learned, and even my skin, is all because of you. You destroyed my Martial Meridian. I don't hate you, but I'm done for what you did to me!"
"From now on, I, Ye Chen, have nothing to do with you Ye Yunlong. I have nothing to do with the entire Ye Family!"
"I, Ye Chen, swear that I won't die here. I'll continue to use this name. I'll live a better life than anyone else and stand taller than anyone else!"
"In the future, I will definitely make the Ye Family look up to me. I will make all of you regret everything you have done for me today!"
After he said that, he threw a punch on the tree. The back of his hand was badly ground with blood dripping on the ground. It was shocking, but he didn't feel any pain. Only a little flame was dancing in his eyes.
Ye Yunlong heard his words and only paused slightly. He did not turn around but continued to leave indifferently. Perhaps, Ye Yunlong believed that Ye Chen would not be able to survive under such circumstances.
Even if Ye Chen managed to survive, he, who had lost his martial way and had no one to rely on, would be able to become the richest man in one side. However, not to mention the richest man in one side, even if he was the richest man in China, he might not be qualified to draw the attention of the incomparably powerful Ye family, let alone look up to them.
At that time, Ye Chen's words were a joke to Ye Yunlong.
However, whether it was Ye Shan or Ye Yunlong, they might not have expected that the ten-year-old child who was exiled into the deep mountains by them and forced to die did not die.
And now, he had gone through countless life and death cycles. He had been reborn and had returned to the king's home.
Ye Chen's lips curled into a cold smile as he recalled Ye Shan and Ye Yunlong's cold and ruthless faces.
"Ye Shan, Ye Yunlong, the Ye Family, when I stand in front of you again, your expressions will be very interesting, won't they?"
As soon as he clenched his fists, the crackling sound of his joints spread out. He suppressed those things in his heart for the time being.
"Lu Cheng, you'll be my first stop!"
Ye Chen's eyes were as bright as stars. With a light tap of his back foot, he had already disappeared.